Priit Pärn, Hotel E and The “Frontier” Romantic Universe of Surface Noise
August 23rd will see the premiere of an animated music video for Devin Greenwood’s new song Surface Noise at the Turku Animated Film Festival in Turku, Finland. Greenwood approached the legendary Estonian cartoonist and animation director Priit Pärn with a new cut of Hotel E— Pärn’s colorful, classic short on post-Soviet Estonian identity and western malaise— and received his unexpected and enthusiastic support. Pärn later requested the video be included in RETROSPECTIVE: P
Leonard Bopp on 864 and the concept of the "Structural score"
"The idea, inspired by philosopher and collective member Vered Engelhard, is to highlight the moment of interpretation as people encounter objects; in this case, the musicians responding to structural images... and reconcile the conflict between person (the performer) and an object they encounter." Read his entire review of our Polymath show HERE. #864 #Polymath #Animation #DevinGreenwood
New music to debut in Turku, Finland
New York City-based filmmaker and musician Devin Greenwood will debut the video for his new song Surface Noise at the Turku Animated Film Festival in Turku, Finland on August 23, 2017. The video features visuals from Hotel E, Priit Pärn's classic of Estonian animation and is being included in RETROSPECTIVE: PRIIT & OLGA PÃRN a presentation honoring their work. The video explores themes of territorial claims and ownership in love as well as how class and status affect those
Polymath debuts 864, performances, new works at National Sawdust.
A group of composers, artists and musicians debuted new installations and collaborative works at National Sawdust on Sunday including 864: A Structural Score in Three Permutational Movements, a film by Devin Greenwood based upon an essay and visual scores by Vered Englehard. The group Polymath, is a bi-monthly working-group with the goal of bridging critical practices in the visual arts with music composition, pairing writers and composers into critical and creative teams. T